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10 films to see this Manchester Film Festival

If you’re a film lover or want to see up and coming director’s newest work, Great Northern Odeon is the best place to be this March. Over 9 days, enjoy Manchester biggest film event of the year and catch features, shorts, premiers, Q&As and red-carpet glamour. Manchester Film Festival is more than…

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Top spots to celebrate Valentines Day in Manchester

Fazenda has crafted an exclusive menu to celebrate the season of love. Their bespoke Valentine's Day menu begins with a glass of sparkling wine, setting the tone for an unforgettable culinary journey. This is followed by the signature Rodizio Experience, featuring succulent meats, alongside…

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Christmas Activities for Grown Ups

Escape to Winter Island, Freight Island and Mayfield Park Freight Island has transformed into a seasonal extravaganza with a host of Christmas events for all to get involved in. From build-your-own hot chocolate pop-up to a wreath making workshop, Escape to Winter Island will be the UK’s largest…

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Free things to do in Greater Manchester this Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year but celebrating it doesn’t have to cost the earth. From sparkling lights to awe-inspiring markets that capture the senses, Christmas is a time of joy and happiness which should be enjoyed by everyone who celebrates. Across Greater Manchester, we’ve been busy…

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What’s on at the Theatre this Christmas

Get into the Christmas spirit through the world of theatre and visit one of Greater Manchester’s glorious theatres. With something for everyone, from family favourites, Christmas sing-alongs and brand new productions, there are plenty of amazing shows to book and see over the holiday period. Some…

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51 Things To Do in Manchester this Christmas

1. Treat the family to an enchanting voyage through the magical Irwell Valley, as you kick start your Christmas on one of the Santa Specials with East Lancashire Railway. 2. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without settling down in front of Raymond Brigg’s classic animated film, The Snowman. Bring…

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